Once described by a concert promoter as “Will Rogers without the rope”, Claudia Nygaard is an entertainer known for her quick wit and an affable connection with her audience. She is an incredible storyteller, not just as a songwriter, but also in the charming tales she spins between her songs. She is completely at ease on stage, and speaks to an audience as though she is sitting in their living room.  Claudia has won both the Kerrville New Folk competition and the Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist award.  Claudia's latest CD Let the Storm Roll In charted at #1 on the Roots Music Country Chart.

Claudia Nygaard

Sunday, December 6, 2015

At the home of Joe and Bev Angel

Doors open: 2:30 PM, Concert begins: 3:00PM

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“Claudia Nygaard’s music invitingly straddles the fence between country and folk with a band sound that is decidedly unplugged and artfully laid-back in support of her sensually lyrical alto. And then, there’s the matter of her songs-- that rival the likes of Guy Clark or Ian Tyson.”  Sing Out! Magazine

"...a tender and touching perspective. Yet Nygaard’s also got a scrappy side to her as well." No Depression Magazine

"Stunning... a sheer delight. Five out of five stars." Maverick Magazine

"I am continually amazed by the emotions she can evoke; heart wrenching I cry every time, to a social statement which could be a call to action or at least some inner searching, to sexy and funny that leaves everyone in the room delightfully joyfully heated. She is a pleasure to work with and gives her best every time. Always delighted to have her at Kerrville!” Dalis Allen, Producer of the Kerrville Folk Festival

"Several of her songs made us cry, and several made us laugh until tears fell. I highly recommend Claudia for a concert - you, and your audience, won't be sorry!" Blair Larsen, Bridger Folk Society, Logan, UT

"Claudia was a smash hit with our audience.  Her songs, her stories, her charming wit, and her engaging personality combined to provide all of us with a wonderful evening of entertainment."  Kelson Slayman "Folk at the Cannery", Dataw Island, SC

"A number of folks approached me after the show and said they thought she was the best performer to appear  in our series to date. That is really saying something!" Herb Goslin, Folk At The Landings, Savannah, GA

"Claudia Nygaard is a stunning singer/songwriter who is just as adept at telling a story as she is at singing a song. With her warmth and wit she has a way of connecting with the audience as few performers do." Valerie Birk, Edgars Coffeehouse, Chicago, IL

"The Old Sloop Coffeehouse audience loved Claudia Nygaard! Her heartfelt songwriting and engaging stories moved the audience from laughter to tears. Celene & Geoff Lyon, Old Sloop Coffeehouse